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Metoclopramide

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Introduction

Name

  • Metoclopramide.

Class of drug

  • Antiemetic.
  • Upper gastrointestinal tract stimulant.

Uses

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Indications

  • Acts as an antiemetic and an upper gastrointestinal (GI) stimulant.
  • Management of gastrointestinal reflux.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Antimuscarinic drugs (eg atropine) and narcotic analgesics

  • The activity of metoclopropamide may be inhibited.

Insulin

  • The absorption of food may be accelerated thereby altering insulin requirements and/or timing of its effects.

Phenothiazines

  • May potentiate the extrapyramidal effects of metoclopramide.

Narcotics, sedatives or tranquilizers

  • The central nervous system (CNS) effects of metoclopramide may be enhanced.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. 
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